A breakdown of the Blue Jackets rough start, top 10 fantasy players to worry about, looking back on the Joe Thornton trade a decade later and much more in your NHL Blog Beat. 

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe examines how the Columbus Blue Jackets rolled out eight straight losses to start the season.

Avalanche center Matt Duchene is among several NHL stars struggling early this season.

Avalanche center Matt Duchene is among several NHL stars struggling early this season.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Jeff Skinner, Ryan McDonagh and Matt Duchene are among Tom Collins’ 10 fantasy players to worry about.

NHL NUMBERS: Cam Lewis examines the effects of the Joe Thornton trade a decade later.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar believes the Washington Capitals are poised to be a serious Stanley Cup contender this season.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier reviews the careers of Mats Naslund and Peter Bondra.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato explains why Keith Yandle is getting a lot of undeserved criticism from Rangers fans.

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois examines which current Maple Leafs will still be on the roster in 2017-18.

STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER: Mike Leonard dismisses the notion of a goaltending controversy with the Boston Bruins.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: John Gove lists the five greatest captains in New York Islanders history.

Speaking of the Islanders, their move to Brooklyn prompted B.D. Gallof to review the end of a professional sports era in Nassau County.

LITTER BOX CATS: Kevin Kraczkowski examines why the NHL’s Sun Belt expansion hasn’t worked out as hoped and what can be done to improve it.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: Why it’s okay that former Jets winger Evander Kane didn’t love Winnipeg.